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Meaning and Name Origin

Alana \a-la-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced ah-LAH-nah. It is of Old German and Hawaiian origin, and the meaning of Alana is "precious; awakening". A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.


Alana has 33 variants: Alaina, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani, Alanis, Alanna, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.

Alana has 37 more different forms via Alanis, Elaine, Helen, Lana: Ailene, Alanice, Alayna, Aleanor, Aline, Allaine, Elaene, Elain, Elaina, Elaine, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena, Eleni, Ella, Ellane, Elliana, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lena, Lina and Yelena.


Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Alana for girls. Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #198. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana outside U.S.

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Alana and related names. Alaina (#190 last year), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alayna (#217), Alene, Aline, Allene, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elliana (#296), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#198 last year) appearing in the Top 1000. Usage of these girl names is at its peak today, except for forms like Alene, Aline, Allene, Helen and Ilene which have become somewhat outmoded. The most trendy names for newborns in this compilation are Alani (#612), Elaina (#281), Elliana (#296), Lana (#351) and Lena (#279), with Lana and Lena going through a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alaina, Alana, Alani, Alanna, Alannah, Alayna, Alene, Aline, Allene, Elaina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Elaine, Elayne, Elena, Ella, Elliana, Helen, Helena, Ileana, Ilene, Lana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alana, Alanna, Alannah, Elaine, Ella outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lena, Lina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Alana is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Alaynna, Aleana, Aleena, Alena, Alenah, Aliana, Alianna, Aliena, Alina, Allona, Alonia, Alwyna, Alyna, Alynah, Elanah, Eleana, Eliana, Elina, Elona, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilena, Iliana, Iolana, Oleana, Olena, Oliana, Olina and Ulani. Other suggested similar baby names are Adana, Alaia, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya, Aldana, Alima, Allma, Alma, Aloma, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Arlana, Avana, Ayana and Flana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.